New Zealand designer pushes the prosthetic boundaries with new invention

New Zealand designer pushes the prosthetic boundaries with new invention

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A prosthetic thumb has been invented by a New Zealand designer to help explore further, the subject of prosthetics. More commonly recognised as a means to help those with disabilities, Dani Clode created the Third Thumb to see if natural abilities could be enhanced. It is a motorised digit that is controlled by sensors in the feet, which connect to the digit via bluetooth. The Third Thumb re-frames prosthetics, making it something that can enhance anyone’s movement and be an extension of the body, as opposed to a replacement for a limb or digit that is missing.

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